Arsikere is a town in Karnataka. It is situated in Hassan district. This area is well known for its coconut production. Arsikere was an important town in the Hoysala kingdom but is changed hands from one kingdom to another as time wore on. The population of this town is around 45000.
Places to Stay
There are a few hotels such as KPS Comforts and Ashoka Hotel that offer affordable accommodation for under Rs 1500.
Diwali, Eid, Ganesh Chaturthi and Holi are the major festivals celebrated during the year.
Kannada is the local language spoken in Arsikere. Hindi is commonly understood.
Places to Visit
The interesting places to visit in Arsikere are The Kalameshwara Temple, Malekal Tirupathi hill and Nagapuri fortress. All these sights are located within 20km.
How to Get There
Bangalore International Airport, located more than 170km away offers connections to major cities around the country.
Arsikere is one of the major railway junctions in the region and is located 200m from the bus stand. It offers access the Bangalore, Shimoga, Hubli and other major centres.
Buses connect Arsikere to Chikmaglur, Birur, Bangalore, Hassan, Mangalore, and Shimoga. The best bus operators that offer quality service include KSRTC, VRL and SRS Travels buses and TicketGoose.com, a leading Online Bus Ticket Booking Service, provides low price, high quality options for bus travellers. Bus ticket booking discount coupons are available online on several bus booking portals. Make use of them while booking your tickets.
A city in Shivamogga District in central Karnataka, Shimoga (Shivamogga in Kannada), situated on the banks of the Tunga River is considered "Rice Bowl" of the State. Dotted with paddy fields, arecanut and coconut groves, Shimoga’s location makes it gateway to the hilly regions of the Western Ghats, hence the city is popularly known as "Capital of Malnad". Waterfalls, swaying palms and lush paddy fields make this city one of the most picturesque locations in the state.
Budget Hotels in Shimoga
Shimoga has a wide variety of accommodation options near the bus stand. Some of them are Royal Orchid Central (Tariif-Rs. 2,308), Surya Comforts (2kms from Bus Stand Tariff-Rs. 539) and Hotel Navaratna International (Tariif-Rs. 400).
Kannada is the Local Language here.
Events in Shimoga
Other annual religious festivals, the Marikamba festival is celebrated in Sagar every year and also the Fireflies Festival of Sacred Music.
Places to See in Shimoga
There are great many places near Ssimoga that attracts tourists. The places reasonably close to the bus stand include Shivappa Nayaka Palace (1kms), Gajanur dam (15 kms) and Koodli (15 kms) is the place where the Tungaa and Bhadraa rivers meet.
How to Get There
While Mangalore (180 km) is the nearest airport in the city, Shimoga Airport (Opening Dec 2013) is currently under construction in Sogane (6kms)
Shimoga has its own railway station.
Shimoga Bus Terminal connects the city to other neighbouring regions. Private bus operators like SRE Travels, Varalakshmi Tours & Travels and SRS Travels run regular buses to and from Shimoga. If you are booking bus tickets online through ticketgoose.com you can travel hassle-free to anywhere in India.